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Commercial Property Brokers: Life In Lockdown

Commercial Property Brokers: Life In Lockdown

Commercial Exchange director Lisa Crossley and our head of operations, Jenny Carazzo, talk about life in lockdown. Lisa: The first thing that happened was to move our weekly Monday meetings to Skype and for the first time ever – they started promptly at 8 am. We also decided to introduce an operational meeting on Friday […]

Coronavirus in the Real Estate Environment

Coronavirus in the Real Estate Environment

Where Tenants, Landlords and Government Meet to Rewrite the Rules COVID-19 has dealt most industries a heavy blow. Real estate is probably one of the most significantly affected of those, with property shares dropping at approximately 50% across the board locally – and that’s after extended declines in share prices in the last 3 years. […]

Our New World: Commercial Property Opportunities Post COVID-19

Our New World: Commercial Property Opportunities Post COVID-19

Where others see obstacles, we see opportunities. COVID-19 is a crisis that is set to change everything about the way we live in the world. The commercial property sector is no different – and investors should be taking this into consideration when planning their next move. COVID-19 has highlighted the value of flexible office space […]

How to Make your Commercial Property Funding Case

How to Make your Commercial Property Funding Case

Are you new to commercial property investment and looking for a lender? You’ll need the professional expertise of seasoned commercial property brokers – because it involves a lot more legwork than investors would associate with  residential property.   According to recent article in SA Property Insider, commercial property finance in South Africa is stil falling […]

Could SONA Mean Development in Lanseria Precinct?

Could SONA Mean Development in Lanseria Precinct?

Where is the next big growth area in South Africa? The smart money is on Lanseria North-West of Johannesburg after President Cyril Ramaphosa reiterated the government’s commitment to developing a new smart city https://techfinancials.co.za/2020/02/14/president-ramaphosa-is-preparing-to-build-a-5g-ready-smart-lanseria-city/ there in his recent SONA address. The project, officially known as  Mega Project for Integrated Residential Development at Lanseria Airport City […]

Waterfall Office Vacancy Rates Point to Popular Growth Area

Waterfall Office Vacancy Rates Point to Popular Growth Area

Vacancy rates across Johannesburg tell a story about an excess of office space and low economic growth. One of the few exceptions to this is Waterfall, just south of Midrand, with a vacancy rate of just 4,2% according the SAPOA office vacancy report  www.sapoa.org.za/media/5369/ovs-q4-sept-2019.pdf”> Compared to the 17,2 % vacancy rate in Midrand overall, it’s […]

South Africans Still Choosing Shopping Centres Over Shopping Online

South Africans Still Choosing Shopping Centres Over Shopping Online

Now that we’re recovering from post-Black Friday hype, it’s good to take stock and remind ourselves that South Africans still love their shopping malls. Only 4% of South Africans shop regularly online. Though more shoppers will be tempted by online Black Friday offers, South African retail remains strongly bricks and mortar-focused. https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/economy/black-friday-spurs-online-shopping-38153899 As the article […]

Township Malls: Room for Growth?

Township Malls: Room for Growth?

Are there still opportunities for South African property investors in retail? Statistics shows that while the expenditure per person on retail has increased in South Africa, expenditure per square meter in shopping centres has declined. Township malls are bucking the trend, however, Fairvest Property Holdings, which owns 42 retails sites mainly targeting the lower income […]


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